nudge


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nudge 1

 (nŭj)
tr.v. nudged, nudg·ing, nudg·es
1. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
2. To come close to; near: "The temperature was nudging 105 degrees in the shade" (Scouting).
n.
A gentle push.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

nudg′er n.

nudge 2

 (no͝oj) Informal
n. & v.
Variant of noodge.

nudge

(nʌdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to push or poke (someone) gently, esp with the elbow, to get attention; jog
2. to push slowly or lightly: as I drove out, I just nudged the gatepost.
3. to give (someone) a gentle reminder or encouragement
n
4. a gentle poke or push
5. a gentle reminder
[C17: perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic nugga to push]
ˈnudger n

nudge1

(nʌdʒ)

v. nudged, nudg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to push gently with the elbow, esp. to get someone's attention.
v.i.
2. to give a nudge.
n.
3. a gentle push with the elbow.
[1665–75; alter. of dial. (k)nidge, akin to Old English cnucian, cnocian to knock]
nudg′er, n.

nudge2

or noodge

(nʊdʒ)

v. nudged or noodged or nudzhed, nudg•ing or noodg•ing or nudzh•ing,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to annoy or pester; nag.
v.i.
2. to nag.
n.
3. a nag; pest.
[1965–70; < Yiddish, s. of nudyen to bore < Polish nudzić; compare nudnik]

nudge


Past participle: nudged
Gerund: nudging

Imperative
nudge
nudge
Present
I nudge
you nudge
he/she/it nudges
we nudge
you nudge
they nudge
Preterite
I nudged
you nudged
he/she/it nudged
we nudged
you nudged
they nudged
Present Continuous
I am nudging
you are nudging
he/she/it is nudging
we are nudging
you are nudging
they are nudging
Present Perfect
I have nudged
you have nudged
he/she/it has nudged
we have nudged
you have nudged
they have nudged
Past Continuous
I was nudging
you were nudging
he/she/it was nudging
we were nudging
you were nudging
they were nudging
Past Perfect
I had nudged
you had nudged
he/she/it had nudged
we had nudged
you had nudged
they had nudged
Future
I will nudge
you will nudge
he/she/it will nudge
we will nudge
you will nudge
they will nudge
Future Perfect
I will have nudged
you will have nudged
he/she/it will have nudged
we will have nudged
you will have nudged
they will have nudged
Future Continuous
I will be nudging
you will be nudging
he/she/it will be nudging
we will be nudging
you will be nudging
they will be nudging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nudging
you have been nudging
he/she/it has been nudging
we have been nudging
you have been nudging
they have been nudging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nudging
you will have been nudging
he/she/it will have been nudging
we will have been nudging
you will have been nudging
they will have been nudging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nudging
you had been nudging
he/she/it had been nudging
we had been nudging
you had been nudging
they had been nudging
Conditional
I would nudge
you would nudge
he/she/it would nudge
we would nudge
you would nudge
they would nudge
Past Conditional
I would have nudged
you would have nudged
he/she/it would have nudged
we would have nudged
you would have nudged
they would have nudged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nudge - a slight push or shake
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
Verb1.nudge - to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
jog - give a slight push to
elbow - shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
2.nudge - push into action by pestering or annoying gently
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

nudge

verb
1. push, touch, dig, jog, prod, elbow, shove, poke `Stop it,' he said, and nudged me in the ribs.
2. prompt, influence, urge, persuade, spur, prod, coax, prevail upon Bit by bit Bob nudged Fritz into selling his controlling interest.
noun
1. push, touch, dig, elbow, bump, shove, poke, jog, prod She slipped her arm under his and gave him a nudge.
2. prompting, push, encouragement, prod The challenge appealed to him. All he needed was a little nudge.

nudge

verb
To thrust against or into:
noun
An act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention:
Translations
وَكْزَةٌ بالمِرْفَق للتَّنْبيهيَلْكُز بالمِرْفَق للتَّنْبيه
šťouchnoutšťouchnutí
lille puf
gyengéd oldalba lökéskönyökkel gyengén oldalba lök
gefa olnbogaskotÿta viî, gefa olnbogaskot
bakstelėjimas alkūnebakstelėti alkūne
iebikstītpiebikstīšanapiebikstīt
dregljajdregniti
hafifçe dürtmehafifçe dürtmek

nudge

[nʌdʒ]
A. Ncodazo m
to give sb a nudgedar un codazo a algn
he said she's his secretary, nudge nudgedijo que era su secretaria, tú ya me entiendes
B. VTdar un codazo a
to nudge sb's memoryrefrescar la memoria a algn

nudge

[ˈnʌdʒ]
vtdonner un (petit) coup de coude à
to nudge each other → se donner des coups de coude
n
(= push) → coup m de coude
to give sb a nudge → donner un (petit) coup de coude à qn
(= gentle persuasion) → coup m de pouce
to give sb a nudge in the right direction → pousser doucement qn dans la bonne direction

nudge

vtstupsen, anstoßen; she nudged him forwardsie schubste ihn vorwärts; to nudge somebody into doing somethingjdm den Austoß dazu geben, etw zu tun; to nudge somebody’s memory (fig)jds Gedächtnis (dat)(ein wenig) nachhelfen; the temperature was nudging 35°Cdie Temperatur erreichte fast 35°C; she’s nudging 40sie geht stramm auf die 40 zu
nStups m, → kleiner Stoß; to give somebody a nudgejdm einen Stups geben, jdn stupsen; a nudge and a winkein Augenzwinkern nt; nudge-nudge, wink-wink (inf)na, du weißt schon

nudge

[nʌdʒ]
1. ngomitata
2. vtdare un colpetto col gomito a
he nudged me out of the way → mi ha spinto via con una gomitata

nudge

(nadʒ) noun
a gentle push usually with the elbow. He gave her a nudge.
verb
to hit gently, usually with the elbow. She nudged him in the ribs.
References in classic literature ?
To complete her confusion, she saw Belle nudge Annie, and both glance from her to Laurie, who, she was happy to see, looked unusually boyish and shy.
There were days when I could have sworn that one of them had, with a small invisible nudge, said to the other: "She thinks she'll do it this time--but she WON'T
And, with that, aunty gave George a nudge with her finger, designed to be immensely facetious, and turned again to her griddle with great briskness.
When the renowned old tenor appeared, I got a nudge and an excited whisper:
His aunt Polly was knocked so stupid and so mad at the cold impudence of it that she couldn't say a word for as much as a half a minute, and this gave me a chance to nudge Tom and whisper:
The charwoman was going on; but here Leah turned and perceived me, and she instantly gave her companion a nudge.
Barkis accompanied with a nudge of his elbow that gave me quite a stitch in my side.
thought the Sheriff; and he so far forgot his dignity as to nudge the Bishop in his fat ribs.
By this arrangement D'Artagnan could nudge Porthos with his knee and make signs with his eyes to Athos and Aramis.
Go and tell him," suddenly she exclaimed with a nudge at my elbow, "--go and tell him to stop, and to take his money with him, and go home.
The silent gentleman, however, gave me a violent nudge in the ribs with his elbows -- told me I had sufficiently exposed myself for once -- and demanded if I was really such a fool as not to know that the modern steam-engine is derived from the invention of Hero, through Solomon de Caus.
The 'prentices giggle internally and nudge each other.